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Log Horizon

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English: Log Horizon
Japanese: ログ・ホライズン


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2013 to Mar 22, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:30 (JST)
Producers: NHK
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Satelight
Source: Novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.081 (scored by 309,678 users)
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Ranked: #4662
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Popularity: #65
Members: 588,541
Favorites: 7,837


Both animes play in an MMORPG world and have several similarities 
report Recommended by Atira
Game mechanics are important as the setting of the animes. They place importance on life or death in HP, and remain as a character's lifeline throughout the whole anime as a game mechanic. The game's nature is fantasy. Swords and magic skills are decided. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both involve people getting trapped in a game/different world and have the same genre. The group of people in one anime starts as a three-player team, while in the other anime, it was a brother and sister tandem. One immediately started in a situation where the players are already in the game/other world, while the duo first started off being in their world before crossing over. 
report Recommended by Nasty001
Game mechanics are important as the setting of the animes. They place importance on life or death in HP, and remain as a character's lifeline throughout the whole anime as a game mechanic. The game's nature is fantasy. Swords and magic skills are decided. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Also about computer's RPG game 
report Recommended by Pawel1205
Both animes are in a fantasy setting and dedicates it's time on growth of politics and power through manipulative means. You will not expect much action from neither of these titles, as the engaging dialogues will make up for the 'action'. The action is there, but it isn't dragged out more than necessary. You can also expect military and war will also involved in both these shows. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
what really hit me was the fact both aren't about one man army protagonist its the other way around it isn't' how to command and support others to win. so basically strategic fighting however since i have only viewed about 6 this is all i can offer in the future i hope to write more in detail so start watching plus obviously code geass is better but this isn't too bad either :) 
report Recommended by Devastator004
Both have scenarios where a relatively geeky person (or so it'd seem) from our world suddenly has to deal with another fantasy world. Both main characters are OP. The series each contain a lot less violence and a lot more to do with politics than one would expect. Both are worth watching for people who wish to be whisked away to a world that combines two and imagining what would happen to us if we were there! 
report Recommended by Sekaiou
Log Horizon and Maoyuu are two series taking place in a fantasy realm. They both involve war and politics but in a more of a stylistic fashion. Mamare Touno is the original creator for both series and makes their setting come to life with detailed mechanics. Both series has some action but truly shines in their ability to comprehend and explore their world settings. There is also some drama, comedy, and hints of romance. Maoyuu has more fan service while Log Horizon composes of more comedy. 
report Recommended by Stark700
The environment that both series take place in has a similar concept but with different circumstances. As for our main characters, they are stuck in an isolated area from the outside world where they must survive. Btooom! takes more of a serious tone, while Log Horizon is much more lighthearted. However, there are many mechanics behind both series that are explored relating to their circumstances. The main male protagonists are also gamers with experience in the gaming world. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both are fantasy elements and both stories are simulated inside of video game worlds. Both Protagonists undergo great changes during the course of the story, and both series explore human nature and life. 
report Recommended by Dragon_Avalon
Both of these anime feel similar due to their strong male lead character. Both are the intellectual type who go on to have a big impact in their respective worlds, so if you liked either for their MC, then you should definitely give the other a go 
report Recommended by Nicman07
They're not just in the game, their world IS a game. In both series, role-playing game elements are integrated within the world, with Log Horizon being a little different as their so called "real world" is detached and no longer accessible to them. Overall, they're both "fun" shows in general compared to other pretentious shows within the same setting. "Log Horizon" is about adapting and dealing with the intricacies of how the system works as a foundation of the players' new lifestyle. "Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka" is focused around the main character's growth as an adventurer rather than the world itself.  read more 
report Recommended by Hibernape
Similarities: -Similar Smart Gamer MC's. -Cunning, strategic, and a bit of a troll. -Both have gaming aspects. Differences: -LH focuses on in-game politics and world building -QZGS does not have the "trapped in a virtual game" aspect so it's "politics" are purely RL ones, mostly due to the competitive spirit of other gaming clubs. -LH is Japanese while QZGS is Chinese. -The art is very different. One is more 2D, the other has CGI and looks more like something from Fate Stay verse.  
report Recommended by SkyFullOfStars
These two anime have similar graphics and music. I think the characters are better in Log Horizon because they're more mature and clever. The story and the feeling are both better in Log Horizon, too. If you liked Fairy Tail, you will surely like this anime. It's a bit more mature and enjoyable than the similar shounens, especially endless shounens like Naruto, Hunter X Hunter, Fairy Tail, etc. 
report Recommended by Akishin
Their settings may be different, but the events of both series take place in an alternate world. In that world, they must fight for survival with their tactical minds to put forth strategies. There is fantasy elements present along with action, drama, and comedy. The main female protagonist from both series is also skilled, independent, and has a talent in fighting. Her relationship with the main male protagonist can be viewed in a variety of ways. 
report Recommended by Stark700
-Strong, smart main characters. -Comedy. -Main characters find themselves in a new world where everything is new. -Both have slight romances but that isn't what the show is about. -Short but very enjoyable. 
report Recommended by Volfenstein
Bot are about people who gets into virtual game world. but while in Log Horizon they do it unwillingly, in Sword Art Online II they do it voluntarily. Both are action, adventure, fantasy, game and shounen. WHile Log Horizon is more "medival", Sword Art Online II is setted in a world where guns are main weapons. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Quite similar world and atmosphere. Bunch of online gamers are trapped into fantasy MMORPG, cooperating with local "NPCs" (but without "reload" abilities). Dark powers, magic, princesses, politics, intrigues, etc. everything is included )) 
report Recommended by nick_el_son
Game mechanics are important as the setting of the animes. They place importance on life or death in HP, and remain as a character's lifeline throughout the whole anime as a game mechanic. The game's nature is fantasy. Swords and magic skills are decided. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both of the Main Characters are engaged to make a difference in the world. They are also similar when it comes to strategy forming and attracting people to their cause. 
report Recommended by darkcolonist
Druaga no Tou and Log Horizon involves a fantasy setting with characters of unique abilities. These characters all have their own personalities and joins together in a form of RPG-like scenario. There are various classes in both series that reflects the theme of its fantasy atmosphere. World building is discussed and battles are dealt with through skills. Log Horizon possesses more energy and comedy but Druaga makes it up with its elegant drama. 
report Recommended by Stark700
-A lot of discussions on Politics, Economics and Strategy. -A lot of likable characters. 
report Recommended by Robz86
They are both did a great job on a certain genre, Isekai -both are game based -both are focusing on the game -both are transported into a another world -both have excellent story -both are Not Sword Art Online -both 100 times better than Sword Art Online 
report Recommended by grand_cha2
they are both summon in a game and game became their reality OP Main Character they both stuck in alternate world 
report Recommended by lesna02
Both are about a Fantasy MMO Videogame and they share a lot of Comedy. 
report Recommended by MikiNamine
Hunter X Hunter is a lot more emotional than Log Horizon, but both shows fill me with a sense of careful optimism. The world isn't always a great place, but we can work towards bettering it with our smarts and determination. Both shows have really fascinating concepts and strategies the characters use. Both have very vibrant and colorful worlds. 
report Recommended by thenamenerd
Both are adventure anime where the MC is a great strategy maker & negotiator. Both anime also involve the politics as one of the main focuses in the story. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Both show take place in an MMORPG like world. 
report Recommended by ExoticBankai
Both are about intelligent gamers that love the game. 
report Recommended by nlnj_a
The two are actually more similar than one might expected. Both have a light and sometime occasionally humorous feeling of adventure. They are both what I would like to call the No Kills anime, in which all the main character or the friendly people associated with the protagonists never dies, and only the bad guys are crossed off the list. Both are on an adventure to discover the truth of something, and both include hints of romance. There are also different groups competing with each other, and the world is also magical with professions such as magicians and such. 
report Recommended by ririchiyomika
Fantasy plot Main characters are similar Transported into different roles Learn about different cultures of both worlds  
report Recommended by olliepop
With a cast so huge, it would seem impossible to develop them all in any meaningful way, but these anime manage. The best parts about these shows are the realness of the characters and the cleverness of the plot. Definitely check them out. 
report Recommended by NameWithheld
Both shows deal with the aftermath of a group of people being spirited away into another realm. Both animes are a blend of present reality and fantasy and both have a light hearted feel to them; although at times things can get dark, but this just makes both shows stronger. Both are excellent series! 
report Recommended by UndutifulOne
Both anime revolve around a male MC who is good at solving problems, regardless of if its strategy for fight or war, or fix machinery and coming up with plans, The aura of both anime are similar however the Male MC In both of this anime are similar but also have there differences. Setting is different in terms of Log horizon being set in a game and Uta' no Kamen It a world full of Animal ears and Tails, But still have that action theme running strongly through both animes. Definitely recommend watching both these anime 
report Recommended by Bekkie-kun
In summary :3 Both of the main characters spawned in different world with their old memories. Also, Both of Tanya and Shiroe use magic to defeat their enemies. Finally both of the main characters (Tanya and Shiroe) :} make good strategies and think twice before talking to reach their goals. They both known as devils lol. A Lot of points but i used the most important, realized ones However, If you like. -Strategies. -Magic. -Stuck in game style. Then you Need to watch Youjo Senki and Log Horizon if you didn't watch it already. (Also log horizon is kinda bored beside Youjo Senki and not exciting that much but it got nice and friendship  read more 
report Recommended by Mgy
How about a smart main character for a change? These animes are filled with smart thoughts and enigmas to please people who love strategy, thinking ahead and planning. 
report Recommended by NatoBoram
The plot MC are both very similar to each anime, typical mage but in the end are very powerful... Both are master at analyzing instead of head on attack and both anime are boring at first but quickly picks up the pace... 
report Recommended by BeansPop19
On the surface, it might seem absurd to put an adventure/fantasy and a sports anime in one "basket" but if one looks beyond the two utterly different genres, similarities can be found. Firstly, one of the main themes in both cases is teamwork. May it be a dungeon boss fight or a basketball cup showdown, one can't win solo, team/party connection-collaboration is a core requirement in order to achieve the goal. What is mostly similar though it's the fact that victory is certainly not a random fact based on luck or the outcome of the actions of one OP MC. What both shows emphasize is  read more 
report Recommended by drwatchon
both of the series is fantasy, and the both of the series is growing the society little by little.and the main charecter of bothe series is smart, and has talented mates. 
report Recommended by Inqoln
A somewhat more serious look into the "transported into a fantasy world" trope, the gimmick being an MMORPG world that actually behaves like an MMORPG. Show has its ups and downs but is worth it in the end for some spectacular arcs. 
report Recommended by Reldawin
Both are themed around games that have a huge amount of impact on the real world. Also, magic revolves around the main characters (Shiroe is an enchanter, and Yuya is a magician). 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
Both are related with mmo games. The main character of Net-juu Susume low key wants to have the life the Log Horizon characters have. 
report Recommended by hwillow
Similarity - Purpose of protagonist Difference - Log horizon is game setting - Sinbad is reality setting Which one is better After watch Sinbad, I went further on reading manga Recommend to watch both of them! 
report Recommended by reren
- Great tactics - Amount of fighting vs amount of lore - "What is this dimension we're in?" But Drifters is not a game anime. 
report Recommended by jbruisten
Orange-haired, well-mannered and respected lady who also adores little girls and loves skinship and to make them wear cute clothes? Check. Dark-haired loli with a bit of an attitude and a tsundere streak, but clings around a quiet man all the time? Check. A girl who is very capable and tries very hard, but is often flustered and eclipsed by the louder and brighter people around her? Check. Huh... 
report Recommended by blaZofgold
both anime take place in a video game  
report Recommended by kagemusa
Both do involve people being stuck in a game, but the tone is completely non-similar. Log Horizon is close, if not fully, to a comedy, and has random ecchi thrown in as well. To me, it's far better paired with .hack//Legend of the Twilight, one of the lighter in the .hack franchise, and one far more focused on comedy, adventure, etc. To me the tone of LH and .hack//LOTT are quite similar and a far better match than the frequently suggested SAO. 
report Recommended by FedeBankai
Different universe but the same genres: adventure, magic, fantasy and a little romance. The main character during all anime meets new friends and fights with them. 
report Recommended by kamitsure
Both are adventure stories that, while having their fair share of action, deal more with the relationships between the characters. They both have a sense of family or community building among the characters that leaves you with a warm fuzziness after the more dramatic episodes. Akatsuki is more focused on the main character (Yona) while Log Horizon spreads the attention out more. Akatsuki is more mature of the two and would probably fit slightly older audiences. Log Horizon, while more lighthearted, doesn't feel underwhelming when a serious issue arises. (Both have a "Avatar:The Last Air Bender" feel if you are more familiar to  read more 
report Recommended by StarKeeper
Both are fantsy anime that are not only about sword fighting, have a really interesting meaningful plot AND lots of humor, also politics with preventing wars and a black-haired strategist with glasses as one of the main characters. 
report Recommended by Narushisto
Both anime feature a "Highly intelligent, plans everything that's happening, everything everyone does is part of his plan and benefits him" type of character. In Log Horizon, it's the main character: Shiroe In Blood Lad, he's only a support character: Braz D. Blood Lastly, you could say Braz is basically a vampire version of Shiroe. The way they are drawn is extremely similar. Same glasses, nearly the same hair, similar height, etc.  
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Even though they differ in so many genres, but the similarities are all about THE MAIN CHARACTER. Both of the animes got the dark hero protagonists. Sacrificing themselves for the sake of others and becoming the villain intentionally. Both of them are called lazy, useless. But in the end they are strong and brilliant strategic. 
report Recommended by uragiri_n
Perhaps an overlooked series but the classic Digimon and Log Horizon both takes place in a virtual/digital realm surrounded by fantasy atmosphere. The main characters are part of a group as they fight for survival. There are mechanics explained in both series throughout its plot. Digimon Adventures offers more of an adventurous setting while Log Horizon focuses other aspects of the virtual realm such as economics. However, both series relates to its technological realm that the characters are a part of. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both main characters have to survive in the world that they were not from. They have friends that help and support them along their way. They have groups they control, though one is guild and another is kingdom. Both have somewhat politics included.  
report Recommended by Kosourbites
+ well explained fights + similar setting + magic weapons + really talented MC guy + adventure + protect the town! + politics 
report Recommended by helloisabelle
The main character is stuck in a "game" that becomes his new reality. 
report Recommended by Ksiousha
unlike Log Horizon game-setting the persons are stucked to another world where they try to make their own world by building an empire with Politics and Power. 
report Recommended by Don_Maou
If you want to see Io and Tsumiki in an action MMORPG game about strategizing, here you go. Shiroe (Log Horizon MC) and Io (Acchi Kocchi MC) are both how as everyone says, dense. They have their awkward cute moments but if you're looking for the same genre of anime, for either one, I don't reccommend watching the other. Akatsuki (Log Horizon MC) and Tsumiki (Acchi Kocchi MC) are both awkwardly trying to get their "masters" (as Tsumiki is like a cat) to notice them. They both do act like cats at times and they have their cute and awkward moments. TLDR; Akatsuki and Shiroe from Log  read more 
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Based on an MMORPG. Both series are played on the PC. One series has players trapped in their PC game avatar and basically living in that world. They must solve the mystery behind the apocalypse event. While in Blade and soul tells the story of your quest for vengeance and redemption against a backdrop of Asian fantasy. Also good and evil clash in a story of betrayal, revenge, battling factions, and warring gods.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Log Horizon feels to me like the children version of Berserk in some way. Both anime have many discussion about war, royality etc, each anime with its own way. Some moments really looks similar, as when Crusty talks the that princess, same as Ghrifith done in Berserk (They even have the same voice actor- Sakurai Takahiro)  
report Recommended by Yammi-Reckorrd
Ragnarok is a lesser well known series to most people but is based off of a MMORPG game with a fantasy setting. As such, they contain elements similar to those of Log Horizon in terms of their themes, style, and settings. The main male protagonist from both series gets himself involved in this fantasy world where he is part of a group/guild. Together, they strive to survive. There is comedy, drama, and action present from both series. Additionally, they both contain MMORPG themes such as different classes that are based with different abilities. 
report Recommended by Stark700
The setting for both the anime is completey different, one is in a game world while the other in space. now here is where they are similar, they both have a strategist Shiroe and okita. They both have crews or guilds in log horizon that work together. Space Battleship Yamato 2199 has more romance, action and a strong plot. Both are a must watch 
report Recommended by xRed
The concept is completely differently but the vibes are similar. The "feel good" factor is in both series. Log Horizon is an anime where our characters landed in a world that is familiar yet different to them. As such, they spend their time trying to find out the degree of changes that have occurred, and, in the process, building up a fascinating world. Eureka Seven happens in a world quite different from ours, one that's full of mysteries that even our characters, who have lived there for their whole lives, do not understand. Constantly, they have to question what they understand about their world and explore  read more 
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